WRC in the News

Lawmakers must consider costs of all taxes (op-ed by Don Brunell) Auburn Reporter, March 9, 2017

McCleary roundup: A week of analysis and more waiting The Seattle Times, March 3, 2017

Regulatory overlap, uncertain timelines threaten jobs in Washington state (op-ed by WRC President Lew Moore) Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business, Feb. 23, 2017

Forecast: Inslee’s ’17-’19 Budget Would Take $11 Billion In New Taxes By 2021 Lens, Jan. 27, 2017

New Reports: Port Project Delays A Blow To Workers, And Washington Economy Lens, Oct. 28, 2016

I-1433: Is initiative best way to hike pay? Associated Press article in The Columbian, Oct. 22, 2016

Regional Housing Crisis Headed To Lawmakers Lens, Sept. 19, 2016

Washington Exporters Renew Push To Expand Global Trade, Via TPP Lens, Sept. 13, 2016

Fixing the Growth Management Act Lens, Aug. 16, 2016

Break Free event builds off local activism Skagit Valley Herald, May 15, 2016

State Wades into Uncharted Territory with Review Process Inside Sources, May 3, 2016

State biotech group names new CEO Seattle Times, April 21, 2016

Washington’s Life Science Trade Association Names New President/CEO Business Wire, April 21, 2016

Tesoro working toward starting $400 million project Skagit Valley Herald, March 15, 2016

Why are there so many biomed companies in Bothell? Bothell Reporter, March 9, 2016

Northeast states have harsh lessons to teach us (op-ed by Don Brunell) The Columbian, Jan. 26, 2016

Proposal would make charter schools accountable to voters  The Everett Herald, Jan. 7, 2016

Charter schools can benefit low-income students  (op-ed by WRC President Lew Moore) The Everett Herald, Nov. 28, 2015

Unions press Boeing to keep jobs in Washington  KIRO-7 TV, Nov. 9, 2015

Tim Eyman’s legal woes, K-12 funding loom over supermajority initiative  Seattle Times, Oct. 17, 2015

Report: Washington 7th in math scores, 40th in high-school graduation  Tacoma News Tribune, Oct. 7, 2015

Yahoo to Double Quincy Data Center Capacity Using Computing Coop Design Data Center Knowledge, Oct. 6, 2015

Do Wash. State Tax Breaks Level the Playing Field or Reward the Powerful?  KPLU, March 24, 2015

Lt. Gov. Owen's tax ruling is helpful  The Olympian (editorial), March 6, 2015

Minimum wage hikes hurt more than help, study says  Capital Press, Feb. 24, 2015

Oil industry not buying Gov. Inslee's cap-and-trade plan   Seattle Times, Feb. 23, 2015

New laws affecting business in 2015  Vancouver Business Journal, January 9, 2015

Unions want state to prove that Boeing tax breaks work  The Everett Herald, December 13, 2014

With McCleary Mandate Looming, Will Wash. Class Size Initiative Help or Hurt?  KPLU, October 30, 2014

Initiative 1351 would make class size smaller, but how?  Columbian, October 13, 2014

Editorial: Initiative 1351 is the wrong tool to reduce class sizes  Seattle Times, October 6, 2014

State's fiscal choices far from easy  Spokesman-Review, August 24, 2014

The Boeing giveaway that wasn't  Seattle Times, July 31, 2014

Deadline Looms For Voter Initiative To Make Wash. Class Sizes Smaller  KPLU, June 30, 2014

Life Sciences Research in Washington Delivers Economic Punch  Xconomy, April 23, 2014

Cities Advance Their Fight Against Rising Inequality  The New York Times, April 7, 2014

Another Year, Another Attack on Oil Industry -- Effort to End 'Tax Break' Makes Refiners Target  Washington State Wire, February 11, 2014

$12 Minimum Wage Measure Touted in Hearing; Real Battle Comes When Dems Count Votes  Washington State Wire, February 5, 2014

Income inequality in Seattle: It's not as bad as you might think  Puget Sound Business Journal, January 31, 2014

Initiative 522 creates more problems than it solves  Yakima Herald-Republic, September 29, 2013

The Evolution of Food  Pacific Northwest Inlander, September 25, 2013

Won't Cost a Dime? Average Family Food Bill Would Rise $490 a Year Under I-522, Says Opposition Report  Washington State Wire, September 17, 2013

Tracking the Truth: I-522 TV ads  KOMO News, September 17, 2013

Labor turns up heat over low wages  Seattle Times, September 2, 2013

BNSF Railway Co. upgrade to help state compete in exports, officials say  Tri-Cities Herald, August 29, 2013

Coal Ports, Rail Facilities Essential to Economic Growth, Says New Report -- Trade-Dependent State Shouldn't Take International Commerce for Granted  Washington State Wire, August 18, 2013

Taxing recycled fuels hurts environment, economy  Bellingham Herald, April 24, 2013

Legislature, Inslee face financial and political dilemmas  Crosscut, January 7, 2013

Can Washington get its life sciences groove back?  Crosscut, October 30, 2012

OFM Projects a Billion-Dollar Deficit for Next Year – But Wait, There’s More  Washington State Wire, August 7, 2012

Roiled Over Raises  Inside Higher Ed, July 11, 2012

Inslee, McKenna map paths to helping businesses  Crosscut, June 29, 2012

Next Year’s Budget Could be $1.7 Billion out of Whack, Research Council Says  Washington State Wire, April 19, 2012

Lawmakers wrap up session after marathon give and take  Seattle Times, April 11, 2012

Budgets take on reality by degrees  Wenatchee World, March 8, 2012

Union Ad Campaign Offers Roaring Confirmation That End to Early Retirement is Sticking Point in Budget Talks  Washington State Wire, March 27, 2012

Once more with feeling: Pass a state budget without 'felony' gimmicks  Seattle Times, March 9, 2012